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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft PowerPoint Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint Errors in Parsing Object Pointers and Data Records Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017030
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017030
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3435, CVE-2006-3876, CVE-2006-3877   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 for Mac, 2004 v. X for Mac
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft PowerPoint. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PowerPoint file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory access error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A malformed object pointer, malformed data record, or malformed placeholder data can trigger these vulnerabilities.

Microsoft credits Arnaud Dovi and TippingPoint, Dejun Meng of Fortinet, and Chris Ries with reporting these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a PowerPoint file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=14A61FDA-BFE2-47CA-8313-40B772359994

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0FBD66FB-28BB-4587-9425-AD4A3F10651D

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D0E30F77-B48F-4B8B-A6FA-105A354B1A4E

Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Microsoft PowerPoint v. X for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-058.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-058.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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